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Raising Cain (1992)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  7 August 1992 (USA)
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Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own ... See full summary »

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Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn't just leave... He split. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and terror violence | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,370,057 (USA)
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Brian De Palma:  [long steady-cam shot]  Police dialogue while walking through building across several levels. See more »

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Lt. Terri: We need to find these babies now!
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Referenced in Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) See more »

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Morning (from 'Peer Gynt')
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A Fun Film
19 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite the hordes of comments made about this film explaining where it 'went wrong', it appears a great deal of these reviews are from viewers failing to recognise the directors tongue in cheek intentions.

The film is a satirical thriller/horror that abides by the conventions of the genre, though twists them. Instead of concentrating on what the audience doesn't know and building up to a yawn-full climax, a cliché that Scream parodies, the film takes on the perspective of the psycho, presenting the audience with more information than other characters.

The obvious influences, or should I say homages, to Hitchcock show De Palma's respect for his predecessors, though it appears De Palma is also presenting us with a parody of Psycho, which is a reason in itself to watch this movie.

Along with other directors (Including Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg and Lucas), Brian De Palma has been labelled as a 'movie brat', and I think this film is a prime example of a film made by this generation of filmmakers.


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